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 Why 1994 was a year to remember

Celebrating 25 years of Nannytax


When you think about the 90s it's likely you'll be picturing a trend, TV show or film that emerged in 1994. In celebration of Nannytax's 25 years milestone, we've stepped back in time to reminisce about what made our first year one to remember.


Major releases that have stood the test of time include Disney's Lion King, Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump, Shawshank Redemption and Four Weddings and a Funeral.


1994 saw the introduction of US sitcome Friends, caputuring the optimism and aspiration of twentysomething urbanites and changing the TV landscape forever. Over in the UK, BBC1 broadcast the first epiode of The Vicar of Dibley.


Britpop peaked in 1994 as Oasis released their debut album Definitey Maybe, which became the fastest selling album ever in the UK.

Other hits included PJ and Duncan's Let's Get Ready to Rumble, Kiss from a Rose by Seal and Wet Wet Wet's cover of Love is All Around which topped the UK singles chart for 15 weeks after being featured in Four Weddings and a Funeral.

Spice Girls also first formed in 1994!


Following the release of Friends, Jennifer Aniston's haircut ignited a hair revolution - suddenly her choppy, layered locks named 'The Rachel' soon became one of the most popular hairstyles of the 90s.

Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell posed on billboards with the slogal "Id Rather Go Naked than Wear Fur', backing animal activist organisation, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

Drag queen icon RuPaul fronted MAC's campaign Viva Glam, as the brand embarked on a mission to use makeup to fight against HIV and AIDS.


Nelson Mandela became South Africa's first black president.

In the UK, 1994 also saw the first women ordained as priests in the Church of England.

The first UK National Lottery Draw took place.

The Channel tunnel opened between England and Francy by Queen Elizabeth II and the French President.


Brazil won the World Cup after Italy's Roberto Baggio blazed his penalty over the bar in the final.

Michael Jordan made his comeback to the NBA after a brief stint playing baseball.

Brian Lara scored a record-breaking cricket innings of 501, a record that still stands today.

Michael Schumacher won his first Formula One World Championship.


Bill Gates paid $30.8 million for the Leonardo Da Vinci manuscript 'Codex Leicester'.

Amazon.com was founded

The first Playstation was released.

German supermarket Lidl opened its first 10 stores in the UK.

And finally... Nannytax embarked on its first year as the first payroll service of its kind.